COMPETITION

  • Antitrust: Commission publishes study on the application of Interchange Fees Regulation - (IP/20/442)
  • Commission clears acquisition of PCC Oxyalkylates Malaysia Sdn. Bhd by Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad and PCC SE (M.9715) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of GBT by American Express (M.9735) - Midday Express
  • Germany - Bundeskartellamt - List of Notified Merger Projects and 2nd phase proceedings
  • Slovakia - AMO SR approved the merger of the undertakings CRCC International Investment Group Limited and Grupo Aldesa, S.A.
  • Slovakia - AMO SR approved the merger of the undertakings Arca Capital Slovakia, a.s., and BUKOCEL, a.s.
  • UK - CMA to refer McGraw-Hill’s takeover of Cengage for a Phase 2 investigation unless undertakings in lieu offered

STATE AID

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 March 2020 in Case C-56/18 P, European Commission Vs. Gmina Miasto Gdynia, Port Lotniczy Gdynia Kosakowo sp. z o.o, Republic of Poland
    Re: 'Appeal - State aid - Article 108(2) TFEU - Investment aid - Operating aid - Airport infrastructure - Public financing granted by the municipalities of Gdynia and Kosakowo for the conversion of Gdynia-Kosakowo airport - Decision of the European Commission - Aid incompatible with the internal market - Order for recovery of the aid - Annulment by the Court of First Instance of the EU - Substantial formality - Procedural rights of the parties concerned.
  • Commission Decision (EU) 2020/391 of 20 September 2019 on the measure SA.34402 - 2015/C (ex 2015/NN) implemented by Germany for Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 March 2020 in Case C-192/19, Rensen Shipbuilding BV ; Inspecteur van de Belastingdienst/Douane district Rotterdam
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Common Customs Tariff - Combined Nomenclature - Tariff classification - Heading 8901 - Ships' hulls - Maritime navigation - Vessels designed to operate on the high seas - Meaning
  • Judgment of the Court of 11 March 2020 in Case C-160/18, X BV Vs. Staatssecretaris van Financiën
    Re: Preliminary ruling - Customs Union and Common Customs Tariff - Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 - Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 - Importation of frozen poultrymeat originating in Brazil - Post-clearance recovery of additional import duties - Verification mechanism - Method of calculating additional duties
  • Agenda for: 19th meeting of the Customs Expert Group - Data Integration and Harmonization section - joint with Trade Contact Group (TCG) of 30 March 2020
  • Answer given by Mr Hogan to a MEP written question - Environmental duties on goods from China

INTERNAL MARKET & INDUSTRY

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/389 of 31 October 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Union list of projects of common interest
  • European Commission publishes 2019 General Report on the Activities of the European Union
  • Making Europe's businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe - (IP/20/416 and the Q&A)
    - A New Industrial Strategy for Europe (Com 2020-102)
    - An SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe (Com 2020-103)
    - Identifying and addressing barriers to the single market (Com 2020-93)
    - Action Plan for better implementation and enforcement of the single market rules (Com 2020-94)
  • Answer given by Ms Ferreira  to a MEP written question - EU preparations for industrial transition
  • Track legal obligations with the new EU Chemicals Legislation Finder - (ECHA/PR/20/04)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA highlights the importance of data and information preparedness to perform a valuation for resolution
  • EBA issues updated list of validation rules

TAXATION

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 March 2020 in Case C-94/19, San Domenico Vetraria SpA Vs. Agenzia delle Entrate, Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Taxation - VAT - Sixth Directive 77/388/EEC - Articles 2 and 6 - Scope - Taxable transactions - Supply of services for consideration - Secondment of staff by a parent company to its subsidiary - Reimbursement by the subsidiary limited to the costs incurred
  • Agenda for: Code of Conduct Group (Business Taxation) of 01 April 2020
  • Minutes of the 20th Meeting of the Sub-Group on Automatic Exchange of Information of 29 January 2020

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • A Union for Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 - Information from the Commission
  • Joint Employment Report 2020 - Adoption

ENERGY

  • Judgment of the Court of 11 March 2020 in Case C-454/18, Baltic Cable AB Vs. Energimarknadsinspektionen
    Re: Reference for a preliminary ruling - Internal market in electricity - Directive 2009/72/EC - Transmission of electricity - Concept of 'transmission system operator' - Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 - Interconnection - Transmission line linking the national transmission systems of the Member States - Article 16(6) - Scope - Use of revenue resulting from the allocation of the capacity of interconnectors - Undertaking operating only a cross-border high-voltage line interconnecting two national transmission systems
  • Investment Plan supports its first wind farm project in Poland - IP/20/430

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13) (Gandhinagar, India, 15-22 February 2020) - Statements by the EU and its Member States
  • Changing how we produce and consume: New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers - (See the AnnexIP/20/420 & Q&A, the FactSheet, Working Document)
  • Answer given by Mr Sinkevicius to a MEP written question - Definition of natural polymers in Directive 2019/904
  • Member States must cut emissions across all sectors to achieve EU climate targets by 2030 - See EEA Statement 

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Report from the Commission - Implementation of the third programme of EU action in the field of health in 2017
  • Minutes of the Subgroup on Traceability and Security Features established by the Expert Group on Tobacco Policy of 28 January 2020
  • Feasibility study published on the opportunity of setting-up a European Expert Network for rare communicable diseases and other rare pathologies in the context of mobility and globalisation
  • Safety features for medicinal products for human use - Q&A (version 17)
  • Poland signs the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure medical countermeasures

EU CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

  • Coronavirus crisis: “Commission will use all the tools at its disposal to make sure the European economy weathers the storm - (IP/20/440)
  • Commission proposes measures to ease impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the aviation industry and the environment - (Statement/20/431)
  • Press remarks by President von der Leyen on the Coronavirus response
  • Opening Remarks of Commissioner Kyriakides at the European Parliament Plenary Debate on COVID-19
  • Conclusions and Remarks by the President of the European Council following the video conference on COVID-19

ECB, EURO & ECONOMY

  • European Semester: Preparation of the ECOFIN debate on CSR implementation related to “Greening investment”
  • GDP up by 0.1% and employment by 0.3% in the euro area - (Stat/41/2020)

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/390 of 10 March 2020 amending for the 312th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations - See the Notice
  • Answer given by Mr Várhelyi to a MEP written question - Implementation of the ECtHR judgment in the case of Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Answer given by Mr Várhelyi to a MEP written question - Continuation of negotiations on Serbia’s accession to the EU